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::: tongs and marbles

We have had a very inventive student teacher at our kinder who came up with a simple idea for a sorting and fine motor activity.

She bought a dimpled bath mat very cheaply from the supermarket and added various sized marbles and tongs.

The bigger children went straight to it and really enjoyed moving the marbles around, particularly the huge ones.

Even the toddler who came on duty with his dad was very able and had a great sense of achievement! Thanks Jo for sharing your idea with us!

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6 Responses to “tongs and marbles”

  1. Bronwyn says:

    Clever well done. Always looking for small ideas to help Miriam with fine motor skills.

    ::: Tongs and tweezers are terrific for fine motor exercise Bronwyn. 🙂 🙂

  2. Anna says:

    This is brilliant. I just got a bag of marbles from the bargain shop and needed a new idea. I love the mat. Thanks.

    ::: So glad we have inspired you Anna … Have fun! 🙂 🙂

  3. jane wilson says:

    this also works well with tweezers and dried beans (haricot beans) on small dimpled soap mats .very fine motor!!

    ::: Oooh yes Jane. Great idea! 🙂 🙂

  4. noble kerry says:

    fantastic ideas

    ::: Thanks Kerry! 🙂 🙂

  5. Kelly Braceland says:

    I work as an ECE in a full day kindergarten program. This site is a godsend as I collect bits and pieces from around the house to take to school but now they can be used for more than art exploration!!

    ::: That’s terrific Kelly … So glad we can inspire you! 🙂 🙂

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